Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 13:29:52
Filed under: Entertainment, Lymm, General, Shopping
Whilst many of the world's largest conurbations have underground railways Lymm has, since the withdrawal of rail services in 1962, unfortunately gone without!
However, here is a faithfully drawn map based on the geography of Lymm including where the stations would likely be! The names of the lines are based on local geography/history, designation of the water courses, Lymm Dam and canals etc. Additionally water boat and cable car services are also shown.
From the map you will of course be able to work out that a journey from L.A. (Latchford area of course!) to Lymm RFC would involve a six station journey to Brookfield, a short hop on the Bollin to Central and six stops down on the Domville to Lymm RFC (which of course has extra services on match day)!
This map would make a lovely display in any home with its vibrant colours, interesting local information and, above all, it is a bit of fun for us all to imagine "what if" and of course MIND THE GAP!
The map of Lymm Underground is a high quality fine art print (A2 sized) on 180 gsm art paper suitable for display and costs £20.
It is available from Mike Cochrane either from eBay or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If ordering directly by email please leave your name, address and phone number and if you are in the Lymm area the map will be delivered to you directly.
Tags: lymm, village, underground, art, railway, print
Posted by Neil on Monday, 27 October 2014 at 15:18:24
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm, Interview, Landmarks
Visitors to the centre of Lymm have a new reason to get the most out of the visit. Lymm Parish Council has launched a new Guide to Lymm.
It contains a brief history of the village, a description of its main features and details of the festivals and events that are held each year. The 12 page booklet has been compiled by last year’s parish council chairman, Councillor Ian Marks.
Clr Marks said: “Lymm has a great deal to offer visitors and I felt we needed a booklet that brought it all together. "Its main purpose is to attract people to visit our village or to encourage people already here to stay for longer.
"The more people who visit and the longer they stay, the more likely they are to spend money and benefit our local shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. "I hope it will also serve as a handy reference for local people who want to know more about our village.
"My thanks to the Local History Society for providing source documents for some of the material, to the local Photographic Society for some of the photographs, to Lymm Life for printing and to everyone else who has contributed in some way.”
This year’s chairman, Clr Kath Buckley added, “l am delighted to promote this informative guide to Lymm and its history. I have found out some interesting and intriguing information about the village that l live in.”
Copies of the Guide will be put in outlets in Lymm where visitors are likely to go and in locations outside the village to tempt them to come to the village. Shortly it will also be available to download from the parish council’s website.
Meanwhile a further boost to tourism could come in the form of a proposed new information and heritage centre. A working party has been set up to look at the viability of a heritage centre in Lymm and see if grant funding would be available to make it happen.
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Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 at 11:28:02
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm Festival
Tickets are now available on line for the great Lymm Festival. Visit www.lymmfestival.org.uk to book for the wide variety of talent and events coming to the village from June 19th to 29th.
For Lymm residents printed programmes will be dropping through your door in the middle of this month, but if you live further away please take a look at the website.
TV and radio star Justin Moorhouse will be part of the Comedy Night line up at the Rugby Club Marquee on June 19th.
A first for the festival will be the Chester Cathedral Nave choir. They'll be at St Peter's Church on June 26th with an evensong specially written for the event. Returning favourites are the Big Sing(June 24) and Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats on June 29th
The weather will be gorgeous of course and there is plenty to enjoy outdoors including an Edwardian Garden Party in the elegant surroundings of Lymm Hall on June 21st. Join local artists Julie Scott and Will Swindlehurst for an afternoon of sketching on June 22 and Honor Giles for her tales of fantastical adventures at Oughtrington Community Orchard on June 28th. There will also be poems to spot on the Trans Pennine Trail throughout the festival.
Transport Day made a very successful début last year and it is full steam ahead for this year's event on June 29th. The theme is “Spirit of the 40s and 50s with Winston Churchill mingling with the classic cars , historic canal boats and model railways.
New this year to refresh you after all these activities will be Lymm Festivale. The light hoppy beer is being brewed by the Lymm Brewery Co. and will be available at many events and at the Brewery Tap in the village as well as Castello's bars in Altrincham and Stockton Heath.
Start booking your tickets at www.lymmfestival.org.uk.
(via Alison Aldridge)